según

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin secundus.

Conjunction[edit]

según

  1. as soon as

Preposition[edit]

según

  1. in accordance with
  2. according to

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish segund, segunt, inherited from Latin secundum. Doublet of segundo. Compare Italian secondo, Portuguese segundo and Catalan segons.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /seˈɡun/, [seˈɣ̞ũn]
  • Rhymes: -un

Preposition[edit]

según

  1. according to
    Synonyms: acorde a, de acuerdo con
    Según dice Marta...
    According to what Marta says...
    Según la leyenda...
    According to the legend...
  2. as, just as, the same way
    Todo queda según estaba.
    Everything stays just as it was.
  3. depending on

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike most Spanish prepositions, según governs the nominative and not the prepositional case with pronouns. Thus:
  • según yoaccording to me
  • según according to you
  • Regional colloquial usage of the preposition según as an adverbial phrase when followed by que expresses evidential mood, indicating hearsay or non-commitment (meaning roughly "supposedly" or "it is said").
  • Según que tiene SIDA. — "They say that he has AIDS."

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